Calling all artists for the 25th annual Street Banner Contest
31 August 2017
The annual City of Richmond Street Banner Contest has officially kicked off and the City is now accepting entries that celebrate the diverse and wonderful locations, activities and experiences that make Richmond unique. For the 25th year in a row, artists of all ages and abilities are encouraged to share their vision through a range of artistic mediums.
Contest submissions should reflect one of the following six themes:
• Parks and Nature
• Active Living
• Community Pride
• City Centre
• Arts, Culture and Heritage
Submissions will be accepted until Friday, September 29 at 5 p.m.
Up to 10 winning designs will be chosen this fall. These designs will be turned into 1,000 street banners which will be installed throughout Richmond’s downtown core, on walking paths and on main gateways leading in and out of the city. The banners will be displayed for one year beginning in February 2018.
New this year, a community volunteer judging panel will select up to 20 designs as semi-finalists and the final judging will come down to a public vote. All semi-finalist designs will be posted on the City of Richmond’s Facebook page and City’s webpage for public voting and the community will be invited to ‘like’ their favourite design. The top 10 designs with the most ‘likes’ will be considered as finalists for the 2017 Street Banner Contest.
Contest winners will be awarded a $300 honorarium along with a full-sized banner featuring their winning submission.
For complete contest rules and guidelines, visit www.richmond.ca/banners.
Richmond’s Street Banner Contest is part of the broader Partners for Beautification Program, which invites community members to become actively involved in the beautification of their city.
For more information on Partners for Beautification, visit www.richmond.ca/parks/about/beautification